Less time to apply for Britons' residency card for France

Britons now face more time pressure to apply for the obligatory Brexit withdrawal agreement residency cards they will need in France, say campaigners.

The French government has so far maintained a deadline of June 30, 2021 for all Britons here to have applied for the cards despite postponing the opening of a new website to do so for three months.

The delay was announced online this morning.

The card could be used to show holders are residents of France from January 1, 2021, in such cases, for example, as at passport control when entering France. It would differentiate holders from non-resident visitors and tourists who will have stricter limits on the amount of time they are legally allowed to remain in the EU. From January 1, 2021, the UK will be treated by the EU bloc as a non-EU country.

The residency cards ...

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